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Four Agents Join Forces to Form The Book Group

10 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Julie Barer, Faye Bender, Brettne Bloom, and Elisabeth Weed will join together to establish The Book Group. This new venture will be a full-service literary agency. According to Publishers Lunch, each of these literary agents have more than a decade of experience in the industry. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Jennifer Johnson-Blalock of Liza Dawson Associates

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Jennifer Johnson-Blalock of Liza Dawson Associates) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. Show More Summary

Nick Harris, Veteran Literary Agent, Dies at 49

He worked for such firms as Mosaic and ICM Partners before co-founding The Story Foundation for young-adult audiences in 2012. read more

Nick Harris Dies: Veteran Lit Agent And Story Foundation Co-Founder Was 49

Nick Harris, a longtime literary agent who co-founded the Story Foundation, has died of cancer. He was 49. ICM Partners said Harris died May 22 at his home in Los Angeles. After graduating law school, Harris began his career at AP Watt in his native London. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Amanda Rutter of Red Sofa Literary

Amanda is seeking: adult fantasy and science fiction, as well as young adult fantasy and contemporary. She is actively looking for new writers and clients. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Amanda Rutter of Red Sofa Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

The Master of Micro-Tension

I came across the following micro-tension exercises by literary agent Donald Maass. He writes about how to create micro-tension in his craft books “The Fire in Fiction” and “Writing 21st Century Fiction.” I’m quoting the following from an article that...

Writing and Selling Children’s Books – Webinar with Jennifer Laughran

In this live 90-minute webinar — titled “Writing and Selling Children's Books” — instructor and senior literary agent Jennifer Laughran will reveal "trade secrets" of the kids book biz and critique your work. The post Writing and Selling Children’s Books – Webinar with Jennifer Laughran appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Give Me a Self-published Author Over One From a Traditional Publisher Any Day

So there I was, a budding author with two manuscripts clogging up my hard-drive, an enthusiastic literary agent, and a phone that was ominously quiet. Depressingly so. Despite phlegmatic assurances from my agent, I couldn't get a book published to save my self-esteem. Show More Summary

MacDowell Colony Establishes Fellowship for Diversity

An anonymous $200,000 gift has helped create the Charlotte Sheedy Fellowship, named for a longtime literary agent.

MacDowell Colony Reveals Diversity Fellowship

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon and The MacDowell Colony have revealed a new fellowship, funded by an anonymous donor, that will be given in honor of literary agent Charlotte Sheedy. The $200,000 endowment will fund an annual residency of up to two months at The MacDowell Colony  in New Hampshire. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Eve Porinchak of Jill Corcoran Literary

She is seeking: Specifically looking for edgy, psychological thrillers, gang-lit, realistic contemporary. Some of Eve's favorite books are: "True Notebooks" by Mark Salzman, "Monster" by Walter Dean Myers, "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn,...Show More Summary

Julie Crisp leaves Tor UK, opens private consultancy

Julie Crisp is no longer Editorial Director at Tor UK. She is beginning a new venture as a private consultant, offering services as a literary agent, freelance editor, and manuscript doctor. She has launched a new website to market her new company. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Penny Moore of FinePrint Literary Management

She is seeking: picture books (fun off-the-wall concepts to memorable heartfelt messages), middle grade, and young adult (especially fantasy, historical fiction, sci-fi, and contemporary stories exploring romance and the complications of growing up). Show More Summary

To My Literary Agent, Re: “Look Who’s Back”

“Look Who’s Back,” a satirical novel by the German author Timur Vermes, imagines Adolf Hitler waking up, Rip Van Winkle-style, on the streets of Berlin in 2011. He’s mistaken for an actor and becomes a talk-show host and a YouTube phenomenon. Show More Summary

Inside Traditional Publishing: A Tale of Two Authors (A Cautionary Story)

In a perfect world, every literary agent would be a fearless negotiator, working tirelessly to get the best possible book deals for his or her clients. Kristin Nelson, president of Nelson Literary Agency, has written extensively on how agents negotiate a publishing deal. Show More Summary

Writing the Memoir that Can Sell – Webinar With Regina Brooks

In this live 90-minute webinar — titled “Writing the Memoir that Can Sell: How to Attract Agents & Editors to Your Story” — instructor and literary agent Regina Brooks will explain what sells (and why) and how you can get your memoir published. The post Writing the Memoir that Can Sell – Webinar With Regina Brooks appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Noah Ballard of Curtis Brown Ltd.

Noah specializes in literary debuts, upmarket thrillers & narrative nonfiction. Noah mainly represents adult books, but is open to YA and middle grade that breaks the mold. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Noah Ballard of Curtis Brown Ltd. appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Publisher Rejection Letters From Sophocles to Hitler

When I became a literary agent, I wasn't ready for the flood of publisher rejection letters flowing into my office in response to my submissions. It felt a little like my social life in high school. I can only imagine the shame and humiliation that my clients must experience from these letters. Show More Summary

Submission Tools that Get an Agent Response: Query Letters, Synopses & First Pages – Webinar with Marisa Corvisiero

In this live 90-minute webinar, instructor and literary agent Marisa Corvisiero will brief authors on how to submit their work and show them how to carefully prepare the best submission package that will get the attention of reviewing...Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Jared Brock

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Jared Brock, author of the memoir A YEAR OF LIVING PRAYERFULLY. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Show More Summary

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